Homeopathy has been around for centuries and is considered the best alternative for a simple, safe, economic and effective treatment for acne. It not only focuses on getting rid of the problem externally but works from within to prevent and cure the condition.
How Homeopathy Works
Acne is basically caused by the over-production of sebum by the sebaceous glands of the skin. This sebum clogs the skin pores with oil and dead cells which ultimately causes the eruption. There are several other factors too that can cause acne such as heredity, excess oil secretion, hormonal changes etc. Just as different people have different types of acne, homeopathy doesn’t follow the “one size fits all” treatment concept. Instead, the treatment is individualistic and involves a complete physical examination, analysis of your medical history, ethnicity, gender, and emotional state to determine the right homeopathy remedy for you.
Are Homeopathic Medicines Safe?
Unquestionably, homeopathy medicines are known to be the safest of all. This is because these medicines have negligible or no side effects at all. It helps get to the root cause of the problem and treat it in a slow and steady manner without causing any adverse reactions.
Common Homeopathic Remedies For Acne
Following are a few common homeopathic remedies that have a proven track record of treating this condition effectively. However, make sure to have a professional advice before using these.
Hepar Sulphur – for acne with painful eruptions
Sulphur is a common remedy for chronic acne resulting in painful eruptions, more often in the form of abscesses. Such kind of acne condition is associated with excessive sweat, loose motions, gas, and discharges that smell like rotten eggs. A homeopath generally looks for a few common symptoms like anger, sensitivity to cold, and irritability in the patient before prescribing this remedy.
Natrum Mur – for acne due to excess sebum
Natrum Mur is one of the best homeopathic remedies for acne with oily skin. The symptoms include excessive secretion of sebum or oil by the skin due to which the face remains greasy.
Pulsatilla – for acne due to consumption of junk food
This homeopathic remedy works best for acne that is caused due to the intake of rich food, loaded with fat, unhealthy carbs and cholestrol. It can also effectively treat acne condition in girls with menstrual irregularities.
Silicea - for acne with pus formation
Silicea is a wonderful remedy for chronic acne in cases where suppuration or pus formation is observed. It acts on the immune system and hormones in such a way that the acne outbreaks with pus formation reduce after a few doses of this medicine. Having ongoing (chronic) acne indicates the problem deep within the skin and silica is one of the best homeopathic remedies for this.
Nux vomica - for acne due to gastric imbalance
Nux Vomica is the best homeopathic acne remedy for people with gastric disturbances. The person suffering from this condition generally has red and blotchy skin as a result of gastric imbalance. Excessive consumption of tea, coffee or other stimulants such as spicy food may cause these gastric derangements. This may manifest itself in the form of acne and need to be treated using Nux vomica.